Sorry it took so long to respond back… been moving.
I agree, those divorce papers can be very illusive but, thankfully, the Miami article just popped up one day on the internet so it gave some sort of boundary timeline to be observed.It’s good to know that researchers are still using the scientific method regarding publishing their findings once confirmed for had the article not been digitized, I might not have ever had a ’real confirmation’ on my suspicions that I'd had about the two for a couple of years.Also, since I‘ve not been that far South (Miami), I wouldn‘t have known when I‘d ever get down there to do any research or not.
As for Baby Girl Dowty, I was actually surprised that the child’s gender and age was completely different than that of the older Dowty boy, which Jane McManus originally recorded in her research.Ms. McManus’ work has been such a great help in finding long-lost graves I have to say.She was a God-send in helping my parents and I in locating the general area of where my Great-Grandmother and her twins rested in order that we could place a memorial stone down for them.
Back to Rose, since visiting Rose and Napoleon’s resting place back in October, 2010, I’m glad that the family knows where she rests.I have to say, however, that Rose’s daughter-in-law was not of any assistance whatsoever… other than confirming the photo of Rose I showed her as well as where Rose and Napoleon rested.To her defense though, she never actually met Rose due to Rose’s passing years before she married Rose’s son.I’m just glad that Rose’s genealogical line can now be closed off.